Treasurer & Trustee, Ian Freeman


Thank you for your interest and support of the Royal Variety Charity.

As the elected Treasurer it is my duty to consider where we stand financially and to report the situation honestly and transparently to our Executive Committee and to the Charity Commission and CQC.

The work of Chairman Giles Cooper really has revolutionised this charity over the past 14 years and his efforts have transformed our financial stability, governance and operations. I salute his leadership and am proud of the hard work of all of us who have assisted him in modernising this wonderful 116 year-old charity.

The Royal Variety Charity’s award-winning residential home, Brinsworth House, continues to provide the highest standard of care for many former showbusiness professionals. On behalf of our residents and all our other beneficiaries, as well as all the officers of the Charity, may I offer our grateful thanks for your continued support. Given the challenges continuing to confront the charity sector, we face a constant struggle to raise sufficient funds to maintain the levels of care and guardianship for which we are renowned and we thank you respectfully and profoundly.

May I also thank our finance team of Martin Dalby (Finance Director), and Myra Harte (Finance Assistant), for their exceptional hard work. 

Please help us to maintain our invaluable work by donating whatever you can, no matter how small, through our website. We will, in return, promise to work diligently and conscientiously to guarantee a happy and comforting future for those who have brought us so much joy and laughter for so many years.